The best way to replace missing teeth is to get dental implants where a replacement like a crown, bridge, or denture (full/partial, or permanent/removable) can be fitted.
A dental implant is a surgical prosthesis that discretely replaces a missing or failing tooth. If you have a gap in your smile where a tooth used to be then you may feel self conscious about it and lack the confidence to smile. It may even impact the way you speak or eat if you have multiple missing teeth.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a screw that can be made of a variety of materials, such as titanium or ceramic that is surgically placed into your jawbone to replace a single or multiple teeth roots.
Once your implant has been fitted, the surrounding bone (and if required, bone graft materials) will begin to fuse to the implant, over the course of 3 months, firmly supporting it in place.
After this period of time, a restoration such as a dental implant crown, implant-supported bridge or implant-retained denture is fitted to the implant.
The restorations will match your natural teeth’s size, shape and shade, which will allow them to discretely blend in with your smile and go undetected as a false tooth or teeth.
What does a dental implant involve?
The treatment involves oral surgery and takes place in a few stages over a period of a several months, usually under local anaesthetic. First, the bone of the jaw will be exposed, a hole will be drilled, and the implant will be carefully inserted into the bone. Then, the gums will be sewn back together to cover the implant.
The most effective and widely used implant is made of titanium or the metal alloyed with another. Titanium naturally fuses to the bone, making it the best material to use for implants.
Ceramic implants are an option, but they do not work as well as titanium.
The titanium implant will fuse with the bone, which is known as osseointegration, and your surgical wounds will completely heal within a couple of weeks. The crown, bridge or denture that will replace the missing tooth or teeth will be fitted around 3 months later. You can get a temporary tooth replacement while you are healing in the form of a partial or full denture (depending on how many teeth are missing).
You can get dental implants around 2-3 months after an extraction, once the area has completely healed before undergoing further oral surgery to have the dental implant placed.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
In general, people who have missing teeth will feel self-conscious when smiling and some may not even smile at all. People choose to have dental implants because they are a discrete and long lasting treatment to replace lost or missing teeth. In doing so this will allow patients to gain their confidence back when smiling and help improve your speech or the way you can eat.
The benefits include:
Long-lasting and fixed – Dental implants, if properly looked after, may last as long as you natural teeth. As they are surgically placed into your jawbone, you will not need to worry about having to remove them like other treatments such as dentures.
Restore function – Dental implants will enable you to enjoy the foods you were not able to have before with missing teeth. Dental implants can also help improve your speech.
Discreet – The restorations fitted to your dental implants (crown, bridge or denture) will be matched to your natural teeth’s colour, shape and size so they blend in undetected.
Stop bone loss – If gaps are left in the mouth where your teeth once were, then that area over time will begin to lose bone. By having a dental implant, the replacement tooth will function like a natural tooth which stimulates the jaw and prevents bone loss.
Implants are the best way for you to replace the precious teeth that you have lost. They give you no difficulty in eating or speaking, they look better, and they are a more stable alternative. If you want to get your smile back, book an appointment to see us now.
With dental implants, you can get crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures (permanent or detachable). At Holford Partners Curaden, you can get the best quality dental implants without pain or discomfort.
You can undergo dental implant surgery if you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth. Yes, you can get one or more implants, depending on your situation.
That is why having a check-up with the dentist is a must before deciding to have an implant.
When you come to Holford Partners Curaden, we will assess and advise you, using the latest technology.
We have the latest X-Rays and intra-oral scanners that can show you a clear image of your teeth and the current condition they are in. You will see exactly what’s going on.
We will determine whether an extraction or bone grafting will be necessary before implants and we’ll plan how many implants are required.
This way, our dentists can go through the different treatment options available to you and answer any questions you may have regarding a single tooth or multiple teeth replacements using dental implants.
Holford Partners Curaden uses the latest technology for dental implants and tooth replacement. You can be sure that you’ll leave the clinic without needing a second opinion.
For dental implants, experience is critical. With more than 50 years of experience, our dentists deliver the most excellent dental implants in London – painless and effective.
We use the highest quality materials and with the correct maintenance your dental implants can last up to 30 years. You can enjoy your new teeth just like your real ones.
At Holford Partners Curaden our dental implants start from £1500 (excluding the crown) which may be a little more expensive than those provided by clinics outside of London. However, that is because we only use the highest quality implants and components and your treatment will be performed by some of the most experienced dental surgeons in the country.
It is vital to know how experienced your dentist is before you undergo dental implants. Here at Holford Partners Curaden, we have patients who travel from all over the country and abroad seeking our dental implant services.
Remember that a lousy surgery can lead to more complicated problems and more money and time is needed to fix them. We can go as far as to say that going for the premium service will guarantee you better savings than risking complications by cutting corners.
Dental implants and tooth replacements like crowns, bridges, and dentures present a long process but the long lasting results are totally worth the 3-6 months treatment period.
Do not waste your time and only choose our tested and proven expertise to ensure long-lasting comfort.
If you have a decent amount of bone then you are likely to be a good candidate for dental implants. Once you’ve stopped growing after the age of 23 you are eligible for dental implants to replace lost or missing permanent teeth.
You can think of implants as a hook for a photo frame. You need a stable wall to affix it to.
If the wall is too thin, narrow or weak, you will have to prepare the wall first. Translating this analogy to your jawbone, it means that you have suffered from bone loss.
Usually, bone loss happens when you lose your teeth. Within three to six months, shrinkage of the bone in the lost tooth area will begin to occur.
When there has been significant bone loss, you will have to replaced it and the solution for that is bone grafting. Bone grafting is done by supplementing your jaw bone with human, animal, or synthetic bone material, making it strong enough and ready for implants after 3 months of healing.
With area of the jaw now prepared you are now ready for dental implants.
The main disadvantage of dental implants is cost. They are not cheap procedures, and they take time, but the results are worth the 3-6 month time period.
They are the best solution for replacing your teeth. With dental implants, you are open to options like crowns, bridges, or even permanently fixed dentures.
All those options give you the most comfortable alternatives to the teeth that you have lost.
Dental implants are surgically placed and it is a common misconception that surgery is painful and uncomfortable. Our procedures will be pain-free and if you follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions then you will be on the right track for a smooth and easy recovery.
Your dentist at Holford Partners Curaden will do everything to make things comfortable for you.
After your surgery, you will need to avoid doing things that will compromise the healing of your wound like sucking, smoking, using a straw or intense exercise.
Stick to the soft diet you are recommended to follow.
To maintain your dental implants, you have to clean with a soft-bristle brush and a low to non-abrasive toothpaste twice a day. It is vital that you brush around the implant crown to remove any lingering bacteria from food.
One of the best cleaning tools you can use would be a nylon-coated interdental brush so that you can reach areas not accessed by your regular brush. All oral hygiene products can be purchased during your visit to the clinic.
Your dentist might also prescribe you implant-specific floss and an oral irrigator for excellent maintenance.
Hence, it is vital that you regularly visit your dentist and hygienist so that you can have the best advice for cleaning your dental implants the right way.
Dental implants provide a permanent solution to lost or missing teeth and can last between 20 – 30 years depending on how well you maintain them.
While implants and replacement teeth are inorganic and not prone to decay, they are affixed to your bone and gums which require excellent maintenance.
It is essential that you practice conscientious care at home when you have implants and regular dental check-ups and hygiene visits are a must to ensure that they will last as long as possible.
We do not offer online consultations because implant consultations require measurements and x-rays to be taken, to see if dental implants are a viable treatment for you.